Sajid Javid pledged the Green Belt was 'sacrosanct'. To betray that now would be sheer vandalism.
Only last year my colleague Sajid Javid, the Communities Secretary, stood up in the House of Commons and described the Green Belt as ‘sacrosanct’. It was the right word to use.
Despite vowing in the Conservative 2015 Election manifesto to protect the Green Belt, all the signs coming out of Whitehall are that Ministers will use the new Housing White Paper to find a back- door route to concrete over our glorious countryside.